lesley.king at freeuk.com
Fri May 2 11:01:31 BST 2008
Welcome! It sounds like you do a lot for Ubuntu.
My kids love Ubuntu too. They are 5 and 8 and love the GCompris
On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 10:25 -0700, rihanha wrote:
> Welcome. I love your story! I'd say training the 'next gen' to love
> Linux is a fabulous contribution. We'll be introducing our son to it
> (he turned 2 last week) when he's old enough.
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Ireene-Sointu
> <ireenesointu at phonecoop.coop> wrote:
> Hi you all!
> I joined a couple of days ago, but left this as I did not know
> what to say. I am not an expert on Ubuntu/LInux/computers and
> I am not
> connected to anyone who is. In fact I am the most
> knowledgeable about
> computer matters in my family and I am 59 years of age.
> I first read about Linux in a newspaper article about mid
> 1990s and
> determined then and there that one day I will have that and
> never use
> anything Microsoft again. (I have always hated being forced to
> anything.) So when I saw a box set of Mandrake 6 something on
> sale I
> bought it and without actually knowing anything about the
> matter set
> about to partition my Windows XP. To get to the internet I had
> to buy an
> external modem. Once I got the internet connection working,
> which I
> needed for my work, I got rid of Microsoft and have never
> looked back.
> Unfortunately I have never had time to learn things properly
> due to my
> other commitments (children, work, voluntary work and now the
> of the house I live in with my youngest) so I am not really
> able to
> contribute to the community. However, I do sing (well, not
> actually sing
> - that would not do any good for anyone) the praises of Linux
> and in
> particular Ubuntu to anyone willing to listen. I am going to
> Ubuntu 8.04 to my first born's computer next week. And my
> two other
> kids have had experience of Ubuntu over the years. And I have
> given my
> old cds and dvds to other people. So, in my small way I am
> trying to
> spread the use of Linux.
> I have just bought a new computer (I thought I'll do it before
> all my
> money runs out, which is happening fast, on the work on the
> house, hehe)
> without any operating system on it and installed Ubuntu 8.04
> 64 bit
> version. All is going fine apart from small problems with the
> clock/calendar and resizing button in Firefox. I assume those
> things will be sorted out in due course.
> I hope this is not too long. I tend to be a bit verbose - one
> of my very
> few faults :) - once I get to the keyboard.
> With best wishes to you all,
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